Did not appear in any games...Received the MVFC Commissioner's Academic Excellence Award, which requires a minimum GPA of 3.2 for the previous two semesters.
Played against Western Illinois in the final game of the season.
Prior to SIU
Played two seasons at Saddleback Junior College...Started all 11 games at right guard as a redshirt sophomore and a team captain in 2011, helping the Gauchos to an 8-3 record and a Golden State Bowl appearance...Earned first team Southern California Football Association All-Southern Conference honors in 2011...Started all 11 games at left guard as a redshirt freshman in 2010, helping Saddleback to an 8-3 record, the No. 2 seed in the Southern California Football Conference Playoffs and the Southern California Bowl...Redshirted his freshman year at Saddleback and learned under offensive line coach Jackie Slater, a seven-time Pro Bowler and member of the Pro Football Hall of Fame.
Honorable mention All-Conference lineman his senior year in 2009
Born Aug. 6, 1991 in Montclair, Calif...Son of Edgar and Mimi Tinajero...Father is an engineer, mother is a flight attendant...Majoring in criminology and criminal justice.